8- Year-old Kayal P S clinches Gold in the 8th Modern Pentathlon National Championship–2017 held in Pune and claimed the title.
She won gold at the state-level Biathle Meet organised by the Puducherry Modern Pentathlon Association and got selected for 8th Modern Pentathlon National Championship 2017 in Pune.
Kayal from Lawspet, Puducherry is studying in Class IV at the Study School at Kalapet. Her passion for swimming started at the age of six.
Kayal’s mother works as a school teacher in the same school and father as a production executive in Chemplast Sanmar Limited in SIPCOT.
Kayal’s mother said, “She trains with her school coach from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. every day and goes to Pondicherry Swimming Centre four days in a week after school hours.
She won Gold medals in
- 200 m IM in the Fourth Pondicherry State Aquatic Championship
- 100 m IM in Mammen Cherian Memorial Pondicherry Inter School Swimming Competition
- 50 m FS, BS and Fly in inter-school swimming competition organised by the Youth Hostel Association of India.
One of Kayal’s long term plans includes participating in the Olympics.